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07-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Leisesturm

Some respectful corrections, if I may: ...

Some respectful corrections, if I may:

Dimension (https://www.dimensionbikeproducts.com/products) is a general purpose supplier, on the value end, like Origin 8 or Profile. They make all kinds of...
07-11-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 344
Posted By Leisesturm

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of...

Sigh. E-bikes have been around for a couple of decades now and are still being treated like a guilty pleasure. Something to 'outgrow'. Something to be a bit ashamed of needing. It matters. Why?...
07-08-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 917
Posted By Leisesturm

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to...

Ray, you CLEARLY feel that you are superior to 95% of Americans. What gives you the right? No, that's incorrect. You certainly have the right. What gives you the very idea in the first place?! Know...
06-29-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By Leisesturm

You cannot judge that bike by your usual...

You cannot judge that bike by your usual standards. And no, the o.p.'s wife will not readily discern why a used Trek is any better than hers. In U.S. dollars that bike is roughly a (new) Trek FX2...
06-25-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Leisesturm

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious...

With all due respect Michael˛, given your obvious difficulties with innovating existing tandem technologies ... are you really in the best position to speak so authoritatively on what or what not...
06-11-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,643
Posted By Leisesturm

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of...

There is no reason why exercise can't be 100% of weight loss for YOU. For other people, well ... as I understand it cycling burns ~600C/hr. A lb. of fat is 3,000C. I don't know about YOU, but I have...
Forum: Recumbent
06-08-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By Leisesturm

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a...

I agree with nearly all of post #2. I have a Performer from 2017 and the 10sp is 11-36! A 10sp 11-32 seems awfully ... close, but I don't claim to know it all. Still, the first thing I did to that...
06-01-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Leisesturm

Your wording makes me think that you believe that...

Your wording makes me think that you believe that a front motor kit is free of the need to fabricate torque arms. This is incorrect! Even a steel fork needs torque arms. Two of them. You don't have...
06-01-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,975
Posted By Leisesturm

There are no more profligate specimens of...

There are no more profligate specimens of humanity on the planet than American Catholics of the Silent and Boomer generations. Thats you and me! Greta's cohort? There are more LGBT in the GenZ and...
05-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,417
Posted By Leisesturm

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since...

I am sure that flashing lights have existed since the early 2000's at least. Nevertheless, they are practically expected by the majority of drivers and, more importantly, law enforcement authority...
05-28-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,417
Posted By Leisesturm

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that...

The bolded. Cyclists never want to admit that sometimes an accident isn't entirely the motorists fault. In my state they would be sharing the blame 50/50. Zero sum.
05-27-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,417
Posted By Leisesturm

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't...

Very good to ride with a strobe light. You can't be serious advising otherwise. Billions have been spent R&D'ing bicycle stobes and they have persisted in the marketplace for decades. Bad? Define bad...
05-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,362
Posted By Leisesturm

IPS means that the faster cadence will see 100%...

IPS means that the faster cadence will see 100% of the work. Since the Captain is (usually) the more powerful rider they will be the one that powers the whole rig most of the time. That, and the...
05-05-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Leisesturm

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you...

I suppose it does. As others have said, if you raise the bars, you will (likely) need longer cables. Inner AND outer. But, as you say, because of the housing stop on the front brake (rear as well...
05-04-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By Leisesturm

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a...

FWIW. I met my wife in 2005 in NYC. She was a member of Achilles and had been on tandems at the School for the Blind in the UK but never in the U.S. For our second date she suggested we check out...
04-23-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By Leisesturm

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a...

Dang it. You beat me to THIS! I'm not sure why a dealer would keep an unsold unit around for so long but I would want to make sure they were keeping the battery at ~40% charge while it sat idle.
04-18-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,130
Posted By Leisesturm

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU ...

Meh. One helmet is as good as another IF YOU DON'T CRASH! I've only owned one helmet since 2008. I bought it only because it was mandatory for the club rides for the club I joined. I bought the...
04-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 727
Posted By Leisesturm

I am missing the gene that makes people want to...

I am missing the gene that makes people want to work on bikes so neglected that it takes a dozen forum posts to get into the ballpark for success. Wrenching on bikes is good therapy when the bike you...
04-15-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By Leisesturm

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't...

I'm with the other poster. Anyone who can't handle the complication of shifting gears should walk. Look at the carnage on America's roads and tell me that automatic transmissions were a good idea....
04-15-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By Leisesturm

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between...

Given the o.p.'s dimensions the choice between mid-step or high step come down to functionality. Women that wear dresses or skirts find mid-step (or stagger, or mixte) designs easier to use than high...
03-28-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,186
Posted By Leisesturm

Police are allowed to do anything they want....

Police are allowed to do anything they want. Period.
03-27-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,617
Posted By Leisesturm

Even without a straight edge...

Even without a straight edge https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/320x240/saddle_tilt_b8dd19b1c9a3d708ee14468c3b257d50d2065302.jpg
or spirit level, you can see the nose up tilt of...
03-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,494
Posted By Leisesturm

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph)...

Take a look at any production Class 3 (28mph) e-bike and then look at the same model (if any) sold without assist. For example: any Raleigh Redux (1 or 2) vs the Redux IE or the Giant Quick vs the...
03-21-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Leisesturm

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered...

We don't have a drag brake either. I've wondered about strapping one of these (https://www.amazon.com/StillCool-Training-Resistance-Parachute-Football/dp/B00UD4BQDS) on my Stoker on hilly rides. We'd...
03-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,433
Posted By Leisesturm

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both...

Class 3 is not your problem. It's above both yours and my pay grade to know why it exists. But, rest assured, it isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this a thread...
03-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,384
Posted By Leisesturm

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I...

I get that you feel bad now. I'm sorry that I can't relate to your difficulty in communicating in writing. Writing has always come easily to me. I also don't understand your medical explanations for...
03-10-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,384
Posted By Leisesturm

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault'...

Not only have I not had (ever) two 'at fault' collisions in my driving history, I have never had even one 'at fault' collision in my driving history. And? What? Did I ask the o.p. to surrender his...
03-09-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,384
Posted By Leisesturm

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only...

You know, foofer, you and I are about the only two Captains regularly posting here, with a blind Stoker. As it is, Stoking requires huge amounts of trust in the Captain, and it isn't that easy to...
03-05-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,060
Posted By Leisesturm

When does efficiency ever 'not matter'? WTF? Just...

When does efficiency ever 'not matter'? WTF? Just because the rider isn't the one expending a noticeable amount of horsepower turning 4" tires with only 10psi doesn't mean it isn't happening. How...
03-01-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By Leisesturm

That's the FX3 Disc. The caliper version is a...

That's the FX3 Disc. The caliper version is a couple hundred cheaper and cheaper still if you can find a leftover from last year. Or you can get an FX2. Even the Disc model shouldn't be awful on the...
Forum: Recumbent
02-18-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,935
Posted By Leisesturm

Nah. It's just a bike. It cannot be 'faster' than...

Nah. It's just a bike. It cannot be 'faster' than any other bike of similar weight, seat recline, gearing, etc. The speed is in the rider. And most riders (unless MBB prodigies) won't be faster on a...
Forum: Recumbent
02-16-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,935
Posted By Leisesturm

Not gutsy at all. They are banking on human...

Not gutsy at all. They are banking on human nature. The house always wins and they have stacked the deck by putting all the responsibility of failure on the poor schlub that falls for the pitch. Who...
01-27-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Leisesturm

What you are describing sounds like a biological...

What you are describing sounds like a biological impossibility. But your mind seems made up. Go for it. Upload pictures. Like I said. This is outside my expertise but ... 50 codes? I've never...
01-13-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,523
Posted By Leisesturm

You say you aren't trolling? I say you are. I...

You say you aren't trolling? I say you are. I don't care what your post tally is. Trolling is as trolling does. You don't find more bikes in one place than in Downtown Portland, OR and I've not seen...
01-10-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,523
Posted By Leisesturm

Then why this thread?

Then why this thread?
01-09-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,523
Posted By Leisesturm

But did he really? We only have the o.p.'s word...

But did he really? We only have the o.p.'s word for it. Word that is suspect IMO because they have a cager mentality even though they use the fact that they may have owned a bicycle once, maybe even...
01-09-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,523
Posted By Leisesturm

Might I observe that 'only' around 800 plus-ish...

Might I observe that 'only' around 800 plus-ish cyclists were killed last year in any kind of collision with cars vs 40,000 plus-ish fatal car/car collisions. I have NEVER heard of a scofflaw cyclist...
12-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,683
Posted By Leisesturm

Pics or it didn't happen.

Pics or it didn't happen.
12-21-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,618
Posted By Leisesturm

What's the joke ... you can have it light or you...

What's the joke ... you can have it light or you can have it cheap but you can't have it light AND cheap. Those cheat bikes with the stealth motors cost the moon and nearby planets. You might be...
12-14-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,450
Posted By Leisesturm

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A...

Your emphasis notwitstanding, you are WRONG! A helmet mounted headlight is an excellent idea for a cyclist who, more than most other road users, can benefit greatly from being able to see through a...
12-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By Leisesturm

Seriously!! THIS! Right now there are at least...

Seriously!! THIS! Right now there are at least two ongoing threads on the MISERY of tubeless tires. Without much effort I could find a dozen more started in just this year. WTF? Are all these riders...
11-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Leisesturm

What city? Riding in NYC is not the same as...

What city? Riding in NYC is not the same as Portland, OR. Neither is the same as Orlando, FL. As for riding safely ... FRAP. If you don't know what that means, just look at how the other cyclists are...
11-27-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Leisesturm

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered...

I doubt anyone will bother improving gas powered assists now that e-motors have become very affordable and practical. Gas engines are awful, crude, noisy, smoky ... ... urgh. However, a statement...
11-23-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,247
Posted By Leisesturm

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the...

+1. My latest (cargo) bike adds a 22T to the front of that!! Nothing it can't climb, and it keeps up with the Hipsters (I'm 61) on the level. My road bike has 50/39 x 11-28 but I rarely take it to...
11-13-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,963
Posted By Leisesturm

OMG. What a mess of good information,...

OMG. What a mess of good information, misinformation, myths, lies, talking over each other ... here, I'll add some more of my own, why not. I skipped a lot of posts after #19, but #26 stood out for...
Forum: Commuting
11-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,796
Posted By Leisesturm

As a longtime NY'er I don't think 24*F is...

As a longtime NY'er I don't think 24*F is particularly cold. I'm sure I've been out in 0*F a time or two, and made no particular clothing adjustments. Pair of tights and I'm good. Out here on the...
11-11-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,560
Posted By Leisesturm

"The crux of the biscuit is in the apostrophe"...

"The crux of the biscuit is in the apostrophe" -Francis Vincent "Frank" Zappa
10-15-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,554
Posted By Leisesturm

This is our T900 with the Pletscher kickstand...

This is our T900 with the Pletscher kickstand mounted (https://flic.kr/p/2hC2ZEx). I've put one on every tandem we have owned. It is not the only twin leg kickstand on the market but it is elegant,...
10-09-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By Leisesturm

So you did. My bad.

So you did. My bad.
10-06-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,892
Posted By Leisesturm

There is a reason I left companies like Luna...

There is a reason I left companies like Luna Cycle, Grin Tech and EM3EV off my earlier list. Those companies sell different systems in parallel, and it is possible (though remote) that an...
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